The ocean has always been a place of renewal for me. A place to center my mind and heart. A place where I can take all that is weighing me down, and let that shit go. I was looking forward to doing just that while watching the rhythmic dance of the ocean. In with the good, out with the bad.
We take that old language arts lesson of compare and contrast and we apply it to our bodies, our relationships, our lives. And it knocks the breath right out of the courageous lives we’re living.
Let it go.
It’s not easy. I know. I fight this battle over and over and over again. I have lived this life for forty three years; I’m half way to forty four. And I still fight this ridiculous war. Exhaustion is setting in. Why waste this precious time waging a war? Even more sobering a fact, this war is a war that I declared on myself.
New year, new you! That’s what ‘they’ say anyway. As we close out the last day of 2015 and enter into a new year, 2016, many people are focused on resolutions, the new year and finding a new self. Instead, I’m focusing on Becoming. Creating. Being. Becoming, creating and being more of me. There’s […]
I just wanted a little salt for my hard boiled eggs. That’s it. So I reached for the salt shaker in the cupboard and then the bottom fell out.
Kind of like life, right? You’re just going about your day and then sometimes, the bottom falls out. All the pieces of your life spill out around you. And you’re left standing there, looking at the mess and wondering where to start to get it whole again.
It’s so hard, isn’t it? To pause, take a moment with yourself and Him, before throwing yourself into the demands of the day? I struggle with this…most days. But I’m working on it, and remembering the Grace that He provides us. Sometimes…when the day has already started to wash away from me, I find […]
Here we are, day ten of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), in which I am attempting to write and publish a blog post every single day, for the month of November. Whoa. It’s tough, I tell you. To think of topics to write on every day, and then to have the courage and gumption to […]
It’s hard to know where to start sometimes, when I write. There’s so much to say, but so little energy to say it these days. All of it seems so overwhelming. Stringing words together in meaningful sentences to share my story in such a way you might feel you are walking along side me on […]
I am. Two simple words we say often, followed by an adjective. Or a noun. Or one of those other more complicated parts of our language. We’re always busy trying to fill in the blank. I am _________. Seriously. Am I alone here? I feel like I’m constantly trying to fill in the blank. Literally […]
Yesterday, I met a girl. A Beautiful Girl. I don’t even know her name. But she changed my life. In five minutes, she changed my life. And she doesn’t even know it. The most extraordinary things happen in this waiting room. The waiting room where my son goes for therapy. I used to dread coming […]